The Swiss media reported that the female mayor Zarifa Ghafari is set to travel to Bern with her Swiss entourage to plead her case before several parliamentarians. "It's not my Government," the 29-year-old, who was mayor of Maydan Shahr from 2019 until June of this year, said in an interview with local media about Afghanistan's new rulers, ANI reported.
For decades, the greatest victims of violence have been women, but it is the men who always benefit, insists Gharari, who also worked for the ministry of defence.
"We are not the women of 20 years ago," she said. "The Taliban will not be able to govern without half the country; women who have not waged war, are not corrupt", she added.
Both the United Nations and NGOs, including the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) based in Geneva, denounced human rights violations since the Taliban came to power a month ago. Women's rights, especially to education, have been curtailed despite promises from the Islamic Emirate. Several protesters were killed.